Shawnee National Forest
Explore the Shawnee National Forest and enjoy the largest, most diverse natural treasure in Illinois. Major Highways lead to southern Illinois where you will find some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest. Relax and drive one of three National Scenic Byways and revel in its beauty and wildlife, especially during the fall color season. Go birding, horseback riding, hunting or fishing. Enjoy photography, hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and swimming. Try boating, canoeing, camping, mushroom hunting, berry picking, and more. Delight in the abundance of wildlife.